Life and Physical Sciences

Welcome to the Pitt’s Life & Physical Sciences Career Community! Students in this fast-growing sector may pursue careers in Education, Biotechnology, Pharmaceuticals, Consumer Products, Environmental Services, Medical Devices, Medical Laboratories, Consulting, Financial Services, Engineering, Technology, Government, and more. 

Through this community, you will find industry resources, career advice, job/internship and networking opportunities, workshops, events, and advisors to help you strategize a plan to achieve your post-graduation goals in these exciting fields. We look forward to meeting you!

Please feel free to explore our other industry-specific community pages relating to these fields that offer additional resources to assist with your career path. We look forward to meeting you!

Best Jobs and Career Advice for Physics Majors

https://www.glassdoor.com/blog/guide/jobs-physics-majors/

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The Advice I’d Give Myself Early in My Career. What would you tell your former self? Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

Eight neuroscientists offer their perspective on gaining experience, handling stress, asking for what they need, and more.

What would you tell your former self?

“Get involved in more than one lab. Although it’s possible to get many lab skills and …

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Your Complete Guide to Writing a Cover Letter (Plus Bonus Tips and Examples)

https://www.themuse.com/advice/how-to-write-a-cover-letter-31-tips-you-need-to-know

By The Muse Editors
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Contract vs. Full Time: What Type of Employment is Right For You?

https://www.biospace.com/article/contract-vs-full-time-what-type-of-employment-is-right-for-you-/

By Franklin Carpenter
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What to Expect in Your Pharmaceutical Job Search: a Comprehensive Guide

https://www.biospace.com/article/what-to-expect-in-your-pharma-job-search/?s=64

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Career Center Resources

Did you know?

Some of the top employers for Class of 2020 grads in the sciences included UPMC, ThermoFisher Scientific, and Quest Diagnostics. Visit our Success After Pitt site to check out the details!

Career Center In-Person Services

  • Address: 200 William Pitt Union
  • Phone Number: 412-383-4473
  • Hours: Front Desk open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am- 5:00 pm
  • Consultant Drop-In Hours: Monday-Friday, 11:00 am- 3:00 pm
  • Internship Team Drop-In Hours: Monday-Thursday, 12:00 pm- 2:00 pm

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